Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
– Ephesians 6:10-12 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org, Author of Making Sense of the Bible
The world is not just what we see with our physical eyes. There is a realm of angels and demons all around us. Some people try to ignore the things that they face in life that they can’t explain; others try to sensationalize it in a Hollywood fashion, but the Bible is clear—we face a spiritual battle that only spiritual weapons can defeat. When we are confronted with experiences that we can’t explain, we are not defenseless. The Lord has given us armor that can withstand the onslaught of the devil. Use it!